A possible scheme for 180 student beds and 105 small apartments on the site of Hartwell’s Garage on Newbridge Road has recently been consulted upon and the Trust has provided a response to the developers. In our view the student accommodation element is unacceptable given the saturation of this type of accommodation in Bath already…
Bath Quays North is a major mixed use development site coming forward on the site of the Avon Street car park. The scheme will create a new business ‘quarter’ with some residential and commercial units and will regenerate ad reinvigorate a currently unsightly part of the the city where once a range of historic dockside warehouses existed within a busy light industrial riverside.
BPT has long been involved in early workshops and discussions about the future of this site, including examining design and parameter options. An application for outline planning come forward in spring 2018 and and the Trust responded with largely positive comments, though we felt it a great concern that the Council, as developer of this site, was not leading by example in terms of the provision of affordable housing. You can read our full response here: BPT Bath Quays North Feb 18.
In August 2018 the outline scheme was agreed by the B&NES Development Management Control Committee and we understand that the project team are moving to appoint a project team who will take forward a reserved matters application. We will add news stories as we get them.